Another AfricaConnect2 milestone achieved: Morocco re-connected
Cambridge, 26 June 2018
Researchers, academics and students across Morocco welcomed the recent announcement of a dedicated 1G link from Rabat into the Arab States Research and Education (ASREN) PoP in London. By securing access to the global R&E network fabric, the connectivity is set to accelerate collaborative research and education with peers in Europe and other parts of the world, particularly in areas of relevance to the Mediterranean region, such as climate research, water management and sustainable use of land resources.
The connection agreement was signed earlier this month by Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of ASREN, and Prof. Mohamed Khalfaoui, Director of Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique (CNRST), the organisation that operates the Moroccan national R&E network MARWAN.
Prof. Redouane Merrouch (left), responsible for the MARWAN network, and Prof. Mohamed Khalfaoui, Director CNRST, signing the connection agreement with ASREN
The agreement marks Morocco’s re-joining the international R&E networking community with the support of the EU-funded AfricaConnect2 project.